Global Partnerships Senior Manager


Vacancy Summary

Reporting to the Director of Training Alliances & Innovation, the “Global Partnerships Senior Manager” is responsible for driving and delivering NIBRT’s international Global Partnership Program (GPP). You will be responsible for managing relationships with NIBRT’s global partners to secure the on-going business of these valuable partners and thereby contributing to the growth and success of our organisation on a global scale

Position Available

Global Partnerships Senior Manager


Dublin, Ireland



Hiring Manager

John Milne

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Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary and excellent suite of benefits including pension, private health insurance, income protection scheme, 25 days annual leave plus up to 3 additional company days off, generous training and career development supports, flexible working hours and work from home set up supported.

Role Purpose

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • To contribute to the delivery NIBRT’s objectives with respect to current and future business strategies related to the Global Partners Program (GPP) of international training organisations.
  • To act as the key point of contact for members of the GPP.
  • To build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships with international partner organisations in a proactive manner through regular communication, understanding their needs and provision of timely solutions. This should lead to extension of GPP agreement renewals.
  • To develop and manage relationships at a strategic and operational level for future members of the GPP.
  • Lead the customisation and agreement of the Knowledge & Curriculum Transfer Plan with the support of the Global Partners Implementation Senior Manager and other relevant team members
  • Oversea the day-to-day performance and activity of partner sites and report to NIBRT senior management as required.
  • To implement and lead recurring meetings with GPs and track and manage actions.
  • Work with Global Partnerships Implementation Senior Manager to maintain and update Global Partner Knowledge Transfer documents
  • Manage and track access to transferred NIBRT documentation throughout the partnership and update access as required during the agreement term including removal of access where required.
  • Working with senior management and a variety of external stakeholders, lead the development and implementation of a globally recognised certification model in bioprocessing training to be developed for future roll-out at global partner training centres.
  • To implement business goals and establish key performance indicators (KPI’s) and metrics to assess the success and impact of implemented partnerships.
  • Preparation of data to support Director of Training Alliance and Innovation and Chief Commercial Officer in dissemination of performance of the GPP to senior leadership team, boards and associated steering committees.
  • To represent NIBRT in engagements with internal stakeholders and external clients and partners.
  • Coordination and hosting of visits to and from partner organisations, generation of pre- and post-meeting collateral. This includes the annual Global Partners Meeting
  • Address client concerns promptly and effectively, working closely with the training team and business development functions to resolve issues and improve benefits to global partners.
  • Promote NIBRT’s evolving curriculum and training technologies to global partners
  • Lead the training group response with respect to requests from Global Partners pertaining to requests for information, support and advice.
  • Identification and advising on new opportunities for each partner and preparation of supplementary information for relevant stakeholders
  • Represent NIBRT Training in relevant Steering Group activities with external clients and partners.
  • To contribute strongly to fostering the professional standards for the Training Department in line with the company’s culture.
  • Participate in wider NIBRT management team discussions, meetings and projects as required.
  • The role will require occasional international travel to current, prospective and future partner training facilities.

Essential Criteria

  • Strong and demonstrated project management experience.
  • Proven experience in client engagement, account management or a related role.
  • Batchelor’s or Master’s degree qualification in a relevant life science discipline and/or a clear demonstrated record of building industry/academic collaborations.
  • Previously employed in role(s) involving the establishment and delivery of strategic partnerships.
  • Flexible mindset and open to travel internationally to visit global partners regularly.

Desirable Criteria

  • Familiarity with models of accreditation would be desirable.

Required Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated strength in oral, written, and presentation-style communications.
  • Be personable and operate with a high degree of autonomy, integrity, transparency and professional values.
  • Flexible mindset and open to travel internationally to visit global partners regularly.
  • Ability to work with diverse team members collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Taking initiative and motivating others when necessary.
  • Be receptive to diverse perspectives and sharing of ideas.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing tasks and prioritise same.
  • Contribute constructively to overcoming challenges.
  • Consistently meet targeted deadlines and project commitments.
  • Organise and prioritise tasks efficiently.

How To Apply?

To apply for this position please forward your CV and cover letter to

Please include your name and the position which you are applying for in the subject line. Please note that the successful candidate may be required to supply parchments of degrees/qualifications/work permits.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence by contacting

NIBRT is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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